Record Display for the EPA National Library Catalog


Main Title A discussion of asbestos detection techniques for air and soil /
Author Perry, A.
Other Authors
Author Title of a Work
Perry, Anthony.
CORP Author National Network for Environmental Management Studies, Washington, DC.;Environmental Protection Agency, Washington, DC. Office of Solid Waste and Emergency Response.
Publisher U.S. Environmental Protection Agency,
Year Published 2004
Stock Number PB2005-101644
Subjects Asbestos
Additional Subjects Asbestos ; Detection ; Toxicity ; Microscopy ; Contamination ; Silicate minerals ; Crystallization ; Chrystile ; Health effects ; Air pollution ; Soil pollution ; Recommendations ; US Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Library Call Number Additional Info Location Last
NTIS  PB2005-101644 Some EPA libraries have a fiche copy filed under the call number shown. 07/26/2022
Collation ii, 37 pages ; 28 cm
Asbestos is a toxic mineral known to produce debilitating health effects in humans. Because of its toxicity, it is necessary to have effective techniques and methods to detect and quantify asbestos in the environment. In the case of the Superfund Program, which is administered by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), effective detection techniques and methods are needed to aid in the discovery of contaminated sites, assess the severity of contamination, and to determine if cleanup efforts have been successful. Over the years, a number of techniques and methods have been developed for asbestos, but there is no clearly superior technique or method. Each technique or method has its own strengths and weaknesses, and these strengths and weaknesses must be carefully weighed to determine how to best detect asbestos under a given circumstance.
August 2004. Includes bibliographical references. Microfiche.